Jin from BTS, whose self-penned song Super Tuna has angered Japanese internet users, and pleased some Korean counterparts, with a lyric about the East Sea - a Korean term for the Sea of Japan. Photo: @bts.bighitofficial/Instagram
Jin from BTS, whose self-penned song Super Tuna has angered Japanese internet users, and pleased some Korean counterparts, with a lyric about the East Sea - a Korean term for the Sea of Japan. Photo: @bts.bighitofficial/Instagram

BTS’ Jin causes upset in Japan with ‘East Sea’ reference in new song Super Tuna

  • Internet users in Japan voice their anger at K-pop singer’s use of a Korean term for waters referred to internationally as the Sea of Japan
  • Some Korean internet users say Jin may have used the term to make the lyric rhyme; others hail its use as an opportunity to promote Koreans’ name for the sea

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Jin from BTS, whose self-penned song Super Tuna has angered Japanese internet users, and pleased some Korean counterparts, with a lyric about the East Sea - a Korean term for the Sea of Japan. Photo: @bts.bighitofficial/Instagram
Jin from BTS, whose self-penned song Super Tuna has angered Japanese internet users, and pleased some Korean counterparts, with a lyric about the East Sea - a Korean term for the Sea of Japan. Photo: @bts.bighitofficial/Instagram
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